Research institute, Integrated Sustainability Analysis, at Sydney
University has developed a software tool for calculating the
ecological footprint of any organisation. The reports
on Australia’s ecological footprint, Balancing Act, that
was released last May in conjunction with the CSIRO used the
same methods employed in the new
software. The user-friendly software, known as the Footprint Machine,
is aimed at local governments and small to medium enterprises.
tool has been used on Fraser Island’s Kingfisher report to rate each
item on the menu according to its impact on the environment.
Apparently beef is the most resource hungry food on the menu.